I like to move it move it…. except not really…

For this little diddy we have to write about our Freshman year move in day, something I loved and hated all at once.

I moved into Jefferson Hall around August 2013 at 10a.m. I had absolutely no idea where my room was and thought my Mom couldn’t be anymore embarrassing. My Mom and I unloaded everything onto the curb in front of the building and then she went to go park the car. I had to bring everything up with the help of one person because she got lost parking her car. By the time everything was up in my room it was super hot and humid since it had rained a little bit. Everything was a huge chaotic mess and by the time my roommate had got there with even more stuff, which she took up all at once because she had so much help, it looked like a tornado had hit our room. Eventually everything was unpacked and put in spots, soon to be moved so we could open up our floor to be bigger. But the entire time moving in I had one thought, I want to go home. Obviously because it was a new place but also, I didn’t really know anyone and it didn’t feel like home to me. I was tired, scared and excited all at once.

My Mom and I went to lunch and went shopping for things that I forgot which completely took my worries away at the time. Then we got back and the anxiety about being in a new place and not going home to my family every night started kicking in. When my Mom was getting ready to head out I kept making up excuses for her not to leave but she said she had to. It wasn’t the emotional but by the time she got in the car she called me and told me how proud she was and quickly ended the call due to what sounded like a sob. I watched her drive away like something an actress would do in a movie and just wished I could be going back home with her.

So obviously freshman move in day was a mixed bag of feelings but since then I have made some friendships and have made it to second semester junior year! I call my family frequently just to catch up with them and try to go home any chance I get free from work! Move-in day sucked but I’ve gotten this far and can’t wait to see where I end up later in time.

(Two Stars)

To My Mom

This weeks assignments are mostly writing and out of three options I decided to choose this one. My Mom is my best friend and closest confidant so of course I wrote a letter to her. It got kind of “mushy-gushy” but I love her so who care! 🙂 Here’s to you Mama!

Mama D,
Words can’t even begin to describe how much I love you and how appreciative I am of your constant love, care and support. I wish I had known that back when I was a stupid teenager that you would grow to be one of my biggest fans and best friends. You always were there for me even if I would say the worst things to you. You never once left my side and always had something uplifting to say after a bad feis day or bad day in general. I know we still get into our little battles over who has your snow boots, what to eat for dinner or whether you should leave my sister alone or not, but I can never stay mad at you. You are the reason I am a clean freak and over pack when going on day trips. You never know when and ice pack comes in handy. You’re the reason I care for my friends when they aren’t feeling good because I know how wonderful it was when you did that for me. I’m awful at math just like you but I do know how to make a child listen – just like you. I call you frequently since living in an apartment because I realize how much I don’t know about living on my own. I realize how much I don’t know at all Contrary to when I used to think I knew everything. You are a walking book of useful knowledge, dumb jokes and remedies for every sickness. I love you so much and hope when I have kids that I will be just as knowledgeable and loving as you were to me. I hope, after I pick up my kids from school, I blast 80’s rock in my car and all my kids sing a long just like we did when you would pick me up from middle school. I hope they get to experience everything they could ever want because I can provide it just like you always did. I hope they learn many lessons from you and your brain filled with everything, exactly like I did. I love you Mom.
Love, Tierra

Weekly Summary 1/15-1/22

I did January 16, 17 and 18th’s daily create and they were actually really fun! The 16th one is right above. It was to find something most would see ordinary yet you see quite beautiful. Of course I took a picture of my apartments Keurig. It’s a pretty ordinary object yet it wakes me up and caffeinates me every morning which is a beautiful thing. Especially since I’m a grump until I get my coffee.

For January 17th’s daily create it was to make an audio or visual of our own cowboy/girl name on one of the many google apps that does that. Here’s mine, she sounds pretty swanky if you ask me.

For January 18th’s daily create we had to take the song Home on the Range and put a ds106 twist to it. I spent a good 20 minutes coming up with rhymes and this was the best I could think of. You can find my version right below!

Home on the Web – 1/18 Daily Create

My next few little inserts will be the three assignments we were to do. I chose web, writing and visual simply because they were fun for me! Neither really have anything to do with the Western theme but I imagine we’ll be required to later on.

That’s Not What I Expected

This one above was my first ever visual assignment! It didn’t take me too long, just snapped a picture and hope to see people guessing what it is!

My second assignment was a web assignment that involved using Pinterest (which I love!). It was to design your own dream room and I made mine pretty out of the box yet classy and sophisticated, filled with books and plants!

Dream Room

For my last assignment I did a writing one. It was a haiku about myself or my favorite hobby. I decided to do it about weight lifting, which is my favorite thing to do, other than shoving my face with food. And by the way P.R. stands for personal record, just in case you already read the poem and didn’t know what I was talking about!

A Haiku About You

And that’s all I have! Week two is done and dusted. I think I’m getting a better hang on this whole thing! It’s also a lot of fun to see what other classmates are bringing to the table. Can’t wait for week three!




Dream Room

For this assignment I decided to take to Pinterest and design my very own room! Now in the description for the assignment it says to make it as out of the box as you want, I like to say mine is out of the box chic! I’d love to have books and indoor plants everywhere and a wonderful, cozy lofted bed! Nothing like what the Westerners would sleep in. However I did add a few western accents such as pillows and cacti into the room. And who knows, maybe my large walk-n library will have Western classics in it. Check it out!

Dream Room